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ALDO Steps Up Its Handbag Collection

Cross-bodies, hobos, and totes, oh my! The affordable women's footwear and accessories mecca has now added real leather handbags to its list of covetable offerings. For years, ALDO has been a popular outlet for adorable trend-driven bags. While fabulously affordable, the downfall is that the typical non-leather bag only holds up for about a season or so due to quality. So, if you were after something more durable, you were out of luck.

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Support Your Team in Style This Season

'Tis the season...to support your home team football stars, of course. And after the Eagles' pinnacle victory last night, you don't want to be left out in a city that's soon sure to warp into a forest of forest-green gear. While it used to be rather challenging to find spirited attire that didn't make you look like a linebacker yourself, as of late there are a few great destinations for gear that thankfully don't sacrifice femininity for sportiness.

The two main terminals that have become ladies' sportswear authorities are Victoria's Secret and the Touch by Alyssa Milano line. Brands such as Junk Food have also released a handul of limited-edition women's separates over the last few seasons. Whether you're headed to the field, a local bar, or your living room couch, there's a variety of practical and adorable items that will take you from frumpy groupie to stylishly supportive. Find some threads for your every Eagles need below.

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P. Luca Fasts Forward to Fashion-Forward Career Wear

Barami will launch its newest contemporary daughter line, P. Luca, tomorrow at its flagship location at 485 7th Avenue at 7:00 p.m. For over 30 years, Barami has established itself as a go-to for fashionable, feminine options for the sophisticated working woman. Featuring functionally chic jackets, dresses, and separates, the brand stresses the importance of maintaining a stylish work wardrobe that can transition from day to night.

P. Luca's Spring 2011 line will mark its most fashion-forward collection yet, as it creates a fresh and fun twist for the young businesswoman, all while emphasizing affordability. View the upcoming line, as well as the Fall 2010 ready-to-wear (samples pictured below), for yourself tomorrow, and discover the convenience and confidence that comes from mixing business with fashion.

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Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale

Mark your calendars! Rebecca Minkoff sample sales starts at 10 a.m. a week from today and will run through Sunday at 5 p.m. Get the details in the flyer below and don't miss it!

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Five Fabulous Go-To Gifts For Under $50

So the saying goes, do unto others as you'd have done to you. And the same definitely applies for gift giving. With the most wonderful time of the year steadily approaching, it can be easy to get so distracted by our own desires that we neglect our giving hand. Luckily, our favorite brands are releasing plenty of holiday gifting ideas to get us in the generous spirit, too.

Beauty products, intimate wear, and accessories are always a great option for gifting our girlfriends, since many options are ubiquitous enough to suit a variety of tastes. We've hunted down some of the most impartial, resourceful, or just plain adorable items that are sure to impress and content your pals, family friends, or even co-workers. And don't feel too guilty if you add a few of them to your own list in the meantime, too - who could blame you?

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3 Quick, Easy, and Winter Weather-Resistant Hairstyles

There's no doubt that the fall and winter weather summons some of the best fashions back into the splotlight every year. Who doesn't love a great pair of riding boots, classic wool peacoat, or even those outfit-perfecting scarves? In terms of hair, however, the chilly weather can often leave us thinking we may have actually had it good with all that summer humidity.

Because arguably, rain and wind are the even bigger obstacles standing in the way of a seamless hair day during the more dismal months. There's nothing worse then taking the time to polish your 'do only to have it look like you just rolled out of bed again by the time you make it into work. And we all know the effects of a bad hair day can extend well past morning. Luckily, there are a few simple, speedy, and super cute hairstyles that can help you circumvent this dilemma all winter long. Each will save you time and frustration whether you're headed for work or play, and can even be dressed up for a night out.

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Lanvin for H&M Lookbook Has Us Lusting for Luxe

With a questionable economy leaving a slew of stores hanging on by a thread, continued communication with target shoppers has been the name of the game for new and old designers alike this season. There's still a good 18 days until the Lanvin for H&M line hits U.S. stores (yes, we're counting), but the partnership has employed a series of methodical teases to keep those pretty Parisian chic party dresses on our mind.

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Jersey Hosts First-Ever Fashion Week

Last week, New Jersey attempted to rectify the, shall we say, distasteful image it's recently acquired (largely due to reality TV's portrayal of NJ), at the state's first Fashion Week. The shows took place at the Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange.

The two-night event closed on Tuesday, October 12, with a cocktail party and runway show with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure's North Jersey affiliate. Unlike its NY correlate, the show was open to the public, and guests were able to mingle with Caroline and Dina Manzo, current and former cast member of Bravo's Real Housewives of New Jersey. The ladies played it understated in their attire, and kept the bling to a minimum - perhaps they've made some adjustments to their taste levels since the show? Other stars in attendance included Anna Demidova of Dancing with the Stars, and Lorenzo Gangala and Filippo Giove from Style Network’s Jerseylicious.

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Spooky Meets Sexy at Sephora

Halloween is so close, we can almost taste it (and all the candy it beckons). Hopefully you've landed your costume by this point, but perhaps you're still clueless as to that special accent to your outfit this year - your makeup.

Luckily, Sephora has got all you need for your metamorphosis. The mega-store's six Halloween makeover kits offer all you need to complete your transformation, whether you're going for gorgeous goddess or nightmarish villain. And they're starting at just $25.